Silver Efex Pro 2

For professional-strength black-and-white conversion made easy, it's hard to beat Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro.
By Wes Pitts
For professional-strength black-and-white conversion made easy, it's hard to beat Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro. Version 2 includes several improvements that allow more control over fine details, plus new tools to add image borders or bring back color in a specific area. In addition to global enhancements, Silver Efex Pro…

May/June 2011

By The Editors
High-End Printer Make sure your images look as good on paper as they do in-camera by using the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 to print them out. The printer uses the same UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink system found in the R2880 and R3880. Unlike those printers, the R3000 automatically…

Sound Advice For Video

Audio can make or break a video, and it’s especially important for photographers who are using the more limited sound capabilities of a video-capable DSLR to understand audio and to know how to capture great sound.
By David Willis
Audio can make or break a video, and it's especially important for photographers who are using the more limited sound capabilities of a video-capable DSLR to understand audio and to know how to capture great sound. A dedicated audio interface with an XLR input is what video pros use to…

Portrait Professional 10

For portrait shots that sometimes look less than perfect, you can make a dramatic improvement in just a few minutes with the latest version of Portrait Professional.
By The Editors
For portrait shots that sometimes look less than perfect, you can make a dramatic improvement in just a few minutes with the latest version of Portrait Professional. Version 10 is available as a standalone application or plug-in, and it works its magic with the data acquired from analyzing thousands of…

March/April 2011

By The Editors
SHARP SHOOTER Preview bright, clear pictures with accurate color on the Sony DSC-TX100V, which sports a 3.5-inch OLED screen with 1,229,760-dot resolution. OLED screens produce images with better contrast than LCDs, so blacks look much richer. The camera records 1920x1080 HD video at 60 progressive frames per second. In 3D…

ACDSee Pro 3

With faster RAW image processing, more customization options and expanded online functionality, ACDSee Pro 3 is a versatile app for organizing, editing and sharing your image library.
By Kim Castleberry
With faster RAW image processing, more customization options and expanded online functionality, ACDSee Pro 3 is a versatile app for organizing, editing and sharing your image library. The interface is well designed and visually appealing. The program is built around four main modes: Manage, View, Process and Online. To switch…
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